It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The US will begin flying its world-leading F-22 stealth fighters from bases in Australia, amid mounting tensions in the South China Sea.
“Mate, you really don’t want to fly all the way back to Alaska in a tiny cramped cockpit do you? We will be happy to give you all a bunch of first class seats on a Qantas A380 (stopover in Hawaii?), so leave your 12 F-22’s here, we’ll look after them, no problem!! And by the way, don’t worry about the ‘Kangaroo’ that our ground crews are currently painting on them!!”
The F-22 is also due to be on public display at the Avalon Airshow, to be held from February 28 to March 5.
Wonder where they'll put the kangaroo sticker.
Two RAAF F-35As and EA-18s are heading to Avalon too.